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Inca Trail Adventure

This classic trek along the Inca Trail is considered by many to be one of the great short treks of the world, and is a superb introduction to trekking in the Andes. We ascend the jungle trails and cloud forests to appreciate the panorama of Andean peaks that would have inspired the Inca people as we make our way to Machu Picchu. Words cannot describe the exhilaration of the first sighting of these enigmatic ruins. Our trip culminates with a guided tour of Machu Picchu before heading back to Cusco.

Inclusions

5 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners
Pick up from Cusco hotel on day 1
Comfortable and central hotels
Inca Trail Permit
Porters to carry personal gear
Expert bilingual guide for each section
Private internal transportation
The use of a gear pack including sleeping bag, fibre filled jacket, thermarest and headtorch
Group camping equipment
Sightseeing and site entrance fees as listed (including Machu Picchu entrance fee)
Group medical kit
Hightlights
Trek the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with magnificent mountain views
Visit incredible Machu Picchu
Enjoy three hearty meals a day on trek prepared by our cooks
Journey on the train from Machu Picchu to the Sacred Valley
Tour Provider World Expeditions
Number of Days
6
Price From
AUD $2,310
Start Location
Cusco, Peru
End Location
Peru
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
2 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Adventure, Cycling/Trekking
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
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18 Nov 201823 Nov 2018AvailableAUD $2,310
22 Nov 201827 Nov 2018AvailableAUD $2,310
25 Nov 201830 Nov 2018AvailableAUD $2,310
29 Nov 201804 Dec 2018AvailableAUD $2,310
02 Dec 201807 Dec 2018AvailableAUD $2,310
06 Dec 201811 Dec 2018AvailableAUD $2,310
09 Dec 201814 Dec 2018AvailableAUD $2,310
13 Dec 201818 Dec 2018AvailableAUD $2,310
16 Dec 201821 Dec 2018AvailableAUD $2,310
20 Dec 201825 Dec 2018AvailableAUD $2,310
07 Mar 201912 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $2,310
11 Mar 201916 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $2,310
14 Mar 201919 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $2,310
18 Mar 201923 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $2,310
21 Mar 201926 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $2,310
25 Mar 201930 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $2,310
28 Mar 201902 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $2,310
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25 Apr 201930 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $2,310
29 Apr 201904 May 2019AvailableAUD $2,310
02 May 201907 May 2019AvailableAUD $2,310
06 May 201911 May 2019AvailableAUD $2,310
09 May 201914 May 2019AvailableAUD $2,310
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05 Mar 202010 Mar 2020AvailableAUD $2,380
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ItineraryExpand
Day 1
This morning you will be collected from your hotel in central Cusco at 9am (Please ensure you advise your reservations consultant of your pre tour hotel details if you have not booked this with World Expeditions). A first trip briefing will be conducted during the drive to the Sacred Valley. We leave Cusco and head to the Chinchero Plateau to explore Chinchero, an important town in Inca times. The most striking remnant of this period is the massive stone wall in the main plaza which has ten trapezoidal niches. There are beautiful views overlooking the Sacred Valley of the Incas, with the Cordillera Vilcabamba and the snow-capped peak of Salcantay dominating the western horizon. Chinchero is believed to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow. Next we visit the mysterious concentric circular terraces of Moray which, according to some scholars, could have been an agricultural research centre. From here we head to the salt mines of Maras. This village is a salt-producing centre that dates back all the way to Pre-Inca times. There are thousands of salt pools all carved into the mountain side. We walk down through the salt pans to the Sacred valley for a lunch break before heading to our hotel in Ollantaytambo. The rest of the day is free to relax and enjoy beauty of this famous valley. Overnight: Tikawasi Hotel or similar.
Day 2
Today we enjoy another day in the beautiful Sacred Valley with a tour of Ollantaytambo. During our time in Ollantaytambo we visit its remarkable temple/fortress set high on a ridge above the village. We also explore the quaint village itself with a fascinating mixture of Inca and Colonial architecture.This evening we have a pre-trek briefing with our trekking guide at our hotel and prepare for the trek. Overnight: Tika Wasi Hotel or similar.
Day 3
You will be picked up early from your hotel in the Sacred Valley for the drive to Chilca or Piscacucho where we start our first day of trekking. At this point we meet our cooks, porters and camp staff before setting off on this famous 'Royal Highway of the Incas', built more than 500 years ago. The first day involves approximately five to six hours of walking. During the first few hours of walking we follow the course of the famous Urubamba River before stopping to admire the archaeological site of Patallacta 2750m (9,020ft) an ancient Inca city built on a series of terraces below the trail. From here we continue to follow the narrow valley of the Cusichaca River to camp at one of two sites near the village of Huayllabamba 3,100m (10137ft). This means we avoid the very crowded camp sites within the village used by most of the trekkers on the Inca Trail. Overnight: Campsite. *Important: Please be aware that, because of the Peruvian authorities' rules on the Inca Trail, there may be changes in the actual trek itinerary and the campsites we use.
Day 4
After breakfast, we begin the most difficult part of the trek. We continue up this narrow valley on the left bank of the river - whose source is one of the great glaciers of Mt Salcantay. We then start the steep climb up our first pass, Warmihua usca, which is also the highest point of the journey at 4,200m (13,700ft). After a rest at the pass and time to take in the spectacular views we descend steeply into the Pacamayo Valley 3,500m (13,700ft) where we spend our second night on the Inca Trail. Overnight: Campsite.
Day 5
Today is the longest day (eight to nine hours of walking) but also the most impressive and interesting because of the amount of archaeological complexes and cloud forest we will find as we walk. After breakfast in our campsite in the verdant Pacamayo Valley we start ascending towards the small but impressively set ruins at Runkuraqay and on to Cochapata set just below the second pass at 3,900m (12,800ft). From here we walk the short distance to the pass and then descend past a mysterious small green lake to the large ruins of Sayacmarca and on to the last pass at 3,800m (12,450ft) which is more like a low ridge-line than a true pass. From here we get a great view down into the forested gorge of the Urubamba River set more than 1700 metres below us. A short hike from here takes us over the Phuyupatamarca Pass at 3,700m (12,140ft), aptly named the 'City in the Clouds'. We walk down along an incredibly well preserved section of the Inca Trail with great white granite slab walls and staircases all impressively set in high jungle to our final campsite at Wi ay Wayna 2,679m (8,790ft). Overnight: Campsite.
Day 6
After breakfast we walk the last few kilometres to finally reach Inti Punku (The Gateway to the Sun) awe-inspiringly set above the 'lost city' of Machu Picchu 2,400m (7,900ft). Your first view of the ruins really ds take your breath away! We will enjoy a guided tour of the sanctuary followed by time to explore this fascinating site at your own pace (with the accompaniment of the guide). We return by bus to Aguas Calientes for lunch (at your own expense). In the afternoon or early evening we depart from Machu Picchu for the train ride back to Ollantaytambo where we transfer to our vehicle for the drive back to Cusco where the trip concludes. NB - depending on train schedules, we may arrive into Cusco very late at night. We can arrange post tour nights in Cusco, please ask your reservations consultant for details. *Important: Peruvian authorities have implemented entry restrictions to protect Machu Picchu from the impact of its immense popularity. As of January 2018 there are two time slots (morning and afternoon) in which patrons can enter Machu Picchu for a limited number of hours and must follow one of three predetermined routes. Additionally, all visitors must be accompanied by a guide at all times. These changes have been made to improve the visitor experience and in an effort to deal with overcrowding. World Expeditions endeavour to ensure you get the most of your Machu Picchu experience regardless of these restrictions.